UPDATE: State Allows San Francisco to Maintain Existing COVID Masking RulesHealth officials in San Francisco on Tuesday announced that the California Department of Public Health would allow the city to keep its existing mask mandate in place. 
State Utilities Commission Proposal Reduces Solar Rooftop Incentives For California HomeownersIf you’re thinking of going solar, better act quickly; the California Public Utilities Commission issued a proposed decision Monday to reduce incentives for rooftop solar systems.
Mixed Reaction From Bay Area Heath Experts To State's Indoor Mask MandateCiting an alarming increase in COVID-19 case rates, state health officials will require all residents, regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status, to wear masks indoors for at least a month.
COVID: California Health Officials to Reinstitute Statewide Indoor Mask MandateCalifornia state health officials on Monday confirmed that an alarming increase in COVID-19 case rates would lead the state to reinstitute an indoor mask mandate and other restrictions starting December 15.
California Unemployment Bucks National Trend of Shrinking Jobless ClaimsNew national numbers are out, showing first time claims for unemployment fell to 184,000 in the week ended Dec. 4, the lowest level since September of 1969, according to the Labor Department.
New California Program Aims To Curb Food Waste Emissions With CompostingBanana peels, chicken bones and leftover veggies won't have a place in California trashcans under the nation's largest mandatory residential food waste recycling program that's set to take effect in January.
Bay Area Water Districts Offering Mixed Approaches to Drought RestrictionsThere are now two districts in the Bay Area with tough drought restrictions in place. San Jose Water and Marin Municipal Water District customers have a choice: cut back on their water usage, or pay up.
California Prisons Now Limiting Medical Parole To Only Those In VentilatorsA new California policy could send dozens of quadriplegic, paraplegic or otherwise permanently incapacitated inmates from nursing homes back to state prisons.
Wandering Oregon Gray Wolf Dies After Epic Trek Into CaliforniaAn Oregon-born gray wolf that thrilled biologists as it journeyed far south into California was found dead after apparently being struck by a vehicle, authorities said Wednesday.
State Attorney General Renews Call To Ban For-Profit PrisonsState Attorney General Rob Bonta asked the full 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday to reconsider a ruling that rejected California’s first-in-the-nation ban on for-profit private prisons and immigration detention facilities.
Newsom Promotes COVID Booster Shots As Public Schedule RevivedCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom visited a COVID-19 vaccine and flu shot clinic in Los Angeles County Wednesday to highlight the state’s ongoing efforts to increase vaccination rates heading into the winter season.
California Adds Only 47,400 Jobs In September; Unemployment Rate At 7.5%California is now tied with Nevada for the highest unemployment rate in the country at 7.5% after adding just 47,400 new jobs last month.
Storm System Brings Hope to Parched North Bay, ReservoirsLake Mendocino is where Gov Newsom declared a drought emergency back in April. Now, water is finally flowing into this reservoir again, raising the same question that is being asked across much of Californian. How much progress could reasonably be made here in one winter?
Amid Massive California Wildfires, Battle Over Fire Insurance Policies IntensifiesMassive wildfires are making it harder for some California homeowners to get property insurance, pitting the state's insurance commissioner against the industry in an escalating conflict that will likely stretch into 2022's statewide elections.
Judge Blocks Vaccination Mandate For California Prison EmployeesA judge on Wednesday blocked an order due to take effect this week that required California prison employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.